January 2013

The wave of service disruptions to several major US financial institutions are widely attributed to Iran. These distributed denial of service attacks have grown so serious that US banks have asked the National Security Agency for help.

However, privacy advocates tell us who we should really be worried about: “’The dual mission of the

The Washington Post’s Ellen Nakashima wrote another cutting-edge article on innovative approaches to network defense.  I’ve blogged before about honeytokens, deceptive files that leave hackers with false data while flagging the intrusion to defenders.  The article suggests that their use is growing, as other defensive techniques prove ineffective:

Brown Printing Co…began planting fake data